No break through 1sts for me, This week

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No break through 1sts for me, This week

Post by Dave The Slave » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:48 pm

Did a 4hr search in the area of the past 2 visits.
Another part of a more recent Crotal bell,
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What I initially thought was a musket ball, after cleaning off is a lead weight with a hole through it, weight 18.1g or nearly 2/3 oz, 16mm or 5/8 " diameter,
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Total of 30 items dug including some Pre WWi, Mk1, Cordite 303 cases.
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Actually like the piece of Ransomes plough as the part No and their name is stamped on it, Agricultural Heritage.
The coin is a Georgian Halfpenny.
All items found in the top 4" using the 400i, 2 blocks off Max Sensitivity, Discrim below 60, Iron Audio off.
Now have around 8 Copper coins rattling around in my pockets that I have found this year and some detail does re-appear. Last weeks Farthing revealed its Legend and from what I initially thought was a Georgian is now a William 3rd 1697, Farthing. Not found one of his reign before. Special thanks to "Lowland " for introducing us to the " Pocket Tumbler " method, it does help.
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Good Luck everyone ::g
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Re: No break through 1sts for me, This week

Post by Lowland » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:26 pm

Hi Dave
Looks like a good walk out-business as usual ::g
Looking at your pocket tumbled coin-that’s cool,
Once they have been in your pocket a while-
it Illustrates how long coins have to be in circulation to wear down!
Some must have been in use for many years...
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:26 pm

Some interesting finds there Dave. Those william farthings ain’t at all common either ::g
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Re: No break through 1sts for me, This week

Post by Lowland » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:51 pm

Hi again-does the fragment maybe look like it’s part of a bell terret?
http://www.nationalhorsebrasssociety.or ... 32387.aspx
Can just see yours starting to flare out a bit..
It’s a bit early for me mind,so I could be right :D
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Re: No break through 1sts for me, This week

Post by Dave The Slave » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:06 pm

Lowland wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:51 pm
Hi again-does the fragment maybe look like it’s part of a bell terret?
http://www.nationalhorsebrasssociety.or ... 32387.aspx
Can just see yours starting to flare out a bit..
It’s a bit early for me mind,so I could be right :D
Hi Rory,
That did cross my mind due to the flare.
Also looked on this website ahttp://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/B/bells.htmnd they mentioned Georgian Horsebells, which were similar, although this may be much later.
One for the FLO to see..
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Re: No break through 1sts for me, This week

Post by fred » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:05 pm

The lead ball with a hole though it looks like a spindle whorl for making thread. ::g
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Re: No break through 1sts for me, This week

Post by kenleyboy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:15 pm

Not a bad bit of booty there , I like the bell fragment . The plough section looks interesting with the parts numbers and name embossed . A friend of mine used to restore odd bits like the . A strange hobby as he used to call it , but with satisfying results .He would sandblast the rust away , give it a couple of coats of hammerite and paint in the letters , they looked really good .
I watched a fella restore an old vice on You Tube , did very much the same thing , dark green with all the polished parts and the embossed letters in white , looked really impressive especially as it was initially a pile of rusted junk . We do some odd things to keep us occupied , some of us go metal detecting !
I walk , I dig , I find ....naff all !

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